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24 April 2020
New Mexico, United States
Deploying a state-wide COVID-19 testing strategy requires coordinating both public and private-industry stakeholders. In Utah and New Mexico, the appointment of “testing czars,” or public health leaders in charge of c...
9 March 2020
Using a performance-based contract to give a private prison company the incentive to lower recidivism has encouraged the private operator of Australia’s largest prison to foster a more positive environment and provide...
20 September 2019
Denver, Colorado, United States
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Researchers at Denver’s Bluff Lake Nature Center are trying a new approach to controlling the prairie dog population: birth control. While still in the experimental phase, it has shown to be effective for larger anima...
5 August 2019
Longmont, Colorado, United States
A local community member in Longmont, Colorado looks to creative public financing in order to keep the news media alive in his town. Looking to libraries as a successful model of special improvement districts, which a...
25 December 2017
A new project uses cellphones to provide users with information about mosquitos carrying deadly viruses as well as the ability to report sightings of virus carrying mosquitos. Through this reporting system, entomologi...
19 November 2017
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When the bubonic plague began rapidly spreading in Madagascar, the country took a swift and comprehensive approach to try to stop it. From adding staff to treatment centers to screening travelers for symptoms, the cou...
3 January 2016
Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
Uganda has the best quality of death among low-income countries, according to the Economic Intelligence Unit. Its success stems in part from the strictly regulated but available supply of morphine, which is distribute...
15 April 2015
Inmates at the prison in Kerava, Finland, do their own shopping and have keys. Open prisons are the final step of the penal system, one that encourages prisoners—who must apply to the prison, but may be welcome even i...
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